Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, just to prove that not all desserts have to be chocolate (although I wouldn't mind much if they were), here is the best peanut butter cookie recipe I've ever found.  You can use the cheap, bad for you PB or a well-mixed natural PB.  I usually put a little whole wheat flour in with the all-purpose, just to ease my conscience a little, but you can keep it all white if you like.

Peanut Butter Cookies
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Combine peanut butter, shortening, sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.  Beat until well blended.  Add egg.  Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.  Add to the creamed mixture and mix until just blended.  Drop by teaspoon two inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.  Flatten with a fork.  Bake 7-8 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Less guilt if you use a little whole wheat, I'm all for that!